Muslim body files plaint after Priya Varrier went viral with a wink
Hyderabad:A wink, and a shy but mischievous smile by Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier in a 28-second clip from a film song has turned the 18-year-old into an internet sensation. However, the clip has not been approved by a group of Muslim youth from Hyderabad, who has filed a complaint at the Falaknuma Police Station against the makers of the song ‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi’ from ‘Oru Adaar Love’ for allegedly hurting sentiments of Muslims. According to Falaknuma Additional Commissioner of Police (ACP) Syed Faiyaz, “The youth said the song’s lyrics allegedly hurt the sentiments of Muslims. A preliminary enquiry is going and no FIR has been filed yet.” The first song of ‘Oru Adaar Love’ became viral on social media within few hours of its release because of Malayalam actor Priya Prakash Varrier’s cute articulations and wink. Priya, who features in the clip from “Manikya malaraya poovi” — a song from her forthcoming Malayalam film debut “Oru Adaar Love” — has, in her own words, become a “national trend” on social media. The song was launched online on February 9. It garnered almost 10,000,000 views on YouTube till Tuesday evening. She registered on Twitter only earlier this month, and has already garnered a following of 60,000. On Instagram, she has got 2.5 million followers, and got a blue tick. She also has a verified official Facebook page. Priya, who belongs to Thrissur in Kerala, is ecstatic. “Can’t believe this, #NationalTrend. Thank you so much for your love and support,” Priya tweeted on Monday as she shared a snapshot of Twitter’s viral trends. Her expressive eyes, innocence and smile in the clip wherein she gets flirty with her co-actor, have done the trick. Telugu film actor Allu Arjun tweeted: “The cutest video I have seen in recent times. The power of simplicity. Love it!” He was among the several others who noted the video for its old world charm of romancing with the eyes.